OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Food model
食品模型
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Chopsticks
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Mangroves
マングローブ
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Sanshin
三線
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
Metal tableware
金属食器
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
ODEN
おでん
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SADO
茶道
SHODO
書道
KYUDO
弓道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KATANA-KAJI
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